Athletic Vision Statement
The vision of the West Side High School Athletic Department is to build character, responsibility and discipline through education and athletics.
Academic Eligibility (as per NJSIAA)
SENIORS-SOPHOMORES-JUNIORS: STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED TWENTY-SEVEN AND ONE-HALF (27.5) CREDITS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN FALL OR WINTER SPORTS.
To be eligible for SPRING SPORTS and maintain eligibility for continued extracurricular participation, all students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 must have earned 13.75 credits by the end of the first semester, along with a minimum previous semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
FRESHMEN: There is no credit requirement for INCOMING FRESHMEN for participation in FALL SPORTS. For eligibility in WINTER and SPRING sports, a freshmen student must have maintained passing grades in courses for the first semester, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
AS PER NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY CODE 6145
Effective FEBRUARY, 2010, only students on track to graduate with GPA’s of 2.0 and above will be eligible to participate on an athletic team. All student athletes must submit a NPS Athletics “Game Point” Task Force Memorandum of Understanding, signed by their parents prior to participating on an athletic team.
If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Director, Gary Taylor.